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1962 Chrysler manual 3 speed transmission question
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Posted 2019-06-19 12:54 PM (#583717)
Subject: 1962 Chrysler manual 3 speed transmission question



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What 3 speed manual transmission was used in a big block 1962 Chrysler 300? Was it the same as the 1961 that had the weak syncros?
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ram300
Posted 2019-07-26 12:23 AM (#585240 - in reply to #583717)
Subject: RE: 1962 Chrysler manual 3 speed transmission question



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Yes I believe the '62 used the same BorgWarner T-85 manual trans. All I've learnt is they were an extremely strong trans, but not very uyser friendly with a non-synchro (crash) first gear.

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58coupe
Posted 2019-07-26 10:27 AM (#585248 - in reply to #583717)
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I don't believe the BW T-85 was ever used in the Chrysler but having never owned or seen a 300 G or H with a manual trans. not sure, just going by parts books.
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57chizler
Posted 2019-07-27 4:26 PM (#585300 - in reply to #583717)
Subject: RE: 1962 Chrysler manual 3 speed transmission question



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The '62 300 trans is the same as '61 and it's not a T-85. The T-85 was used in B-bodies and has a side cover, the big car trans is a top loader and has pin synchros.

I've tried unsuccessfully to find out who made the early Mopar 3-speeds. Might be in house made.
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Handygun
Posted 2019-08-15 10:23 PM (#586063 - in reply to #583717)
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New process a-745?

Edited by Handygun 2019-08-15 10:25 PM
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58coupe
Posted 2019-08-16 10:22 AM (#586093 - in reply to #583717)
Subject: Re: 1962 Chrysler manual 3 speed transmission question



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They were made by New Process and I believe this was owned by Chrysler at the time.
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57chizler
Posted 2019-08-16 12:46 PM (#586103 - in reply to #586093)
Subject: Re: 1962 Chrysler manual 3 speed transmission question



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You're right.

"In 1954, after a succession of owners including Willys-Overland, New Process Gear became a subsidiary of Chrysler Corporation."

The A-745 is identified by a hump in the top cover, so that's what it is.
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